Walk from the Eiffel Tower to the Invalides

A short walk in Paris around two emblematic places of the capital: the Eiffel Tower and the Invalides.

The walk starts at the Bir-Hakeim metro station and ends at the Invalides station. It is a very touristy tour of Paris, passing by the Eiffel Tower and the Hotel des Invalides. If you want to climb to the Eiffel Tower, you have to be patient to reach the elevators or the stairs, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited monument in the world.

The visit of Les Invalides proposed here is a free tour. You can walk freely in the yard and go upstairs. It does not include visit to the Museum of armies, nor of the tomb of Napoleon. You have to pay for that..

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Duration: 3 h.

Station Bir-Hakeim

The walk begins at the “Bir-Hakeim” metro station, it is the nearest station to the Eiffel Tower.

Riverboats

Riverboats
You can enjoy visiting Paris from the Seine. A company of riverboats is located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

The queue for the Eiffel Tower

The queue for the Eiffel Tower
It takes time to wait for the lift of the Eiffel tower.

View of the south pillar

View of the south pillar
You can take the stairs to visit the Eiffel tower if you want to practice sport.

The Champ de Mars

The Champ de Mars
The field of Mars (Champ de Mars) is a public park, it has long been a military training ground where the troops came to practice. Mars is the God of war.

Perspective on Champ de Mars

Perspective on Champ de Mars
At the end of the Champ de Mars you’ll find the wall of peace: "the wall for peace” is freely inspired by the Jerusalem wailing wall. Visitors can put their messages of peace into the interstices of the wall

The military school

The military school
The perspective of the field of Mars ends with the military school.

The dome of the Invalides

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The dome of the Invalides
There are two churches within the Invalides, The dome Church (Eglise du Dôme) contains the tomb of Napoleon. The Saint-Louis des Invalides Church is still an active church.

Court of the Hotel National des Invalides

Court of the Hotel National des Invalides
Artillery lovers can walk freely in the yard to see the evolution of the techniques of artillery over the centuries. The cannons are exposed with explanatory panels.

View of the courtyard

View of the courtyard
On the first floor you have a beautiful view of the courtyard of invalids.

The corridors of the Invalides

The corridors of the Invalides
Each door along this corridor housed the rooms of the disabled soldiers.

The Invalides and the Eiffel Tower

The Invalides and the Eiffel Tower
The Invalides were built by Louis XIV to shelter the too old or war disabled soldiers.

Church Saint-Louis des Invalides

Church Saint-Louis des Invalides
You can visit this church freely.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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